Mozilla Firefox 16 has just arrived at our doorsteps, and this time, it comes with plenty of love for web developers as well as HTML5.
The internet has witnessed umpteen developments in the evolution of social/professional networking, online gaming & entertainment, and e-commerce, but none matches the sheer scale, speed and impact of those in the browser arena. Whether or…
There are a lot of useful tools for web designers and developers, they do tend to come and go and it usually depends on personal preference whether or not any tool is used. There is only one tool that has lasted the test of time and is not only universally used but also loved, and that is the Firefox extension Firebug – it is by far and away the best tool within web design.
Since its launch, an extension system has been one of the most sought after and requested features for Google Chrome, and last month, Google delivered. They launched, in beta, there Google Chrome Extensions web site, and in just under a month they have already cataloged an impressive 1000+ extensions (no support for the Mac, as yet).
So, the big question now is, how powerful, useful and indispensable can we, as developers and designers, actually make Chrome, while backed up with its new extensions? The next question is, can it or will it replace Firefox?
Thunderbird as a stand alone email client is not really that powerful, yet it can be useful for basic and not business use. What if you wanted more? What if you wanted a free alternative to the many overblown, commercial email desktop applications, can it be done? Of course it can. With the added inclusion of the many freely available extensions and addons it can bring this basic desktop email application many steps closer to becoming a viable alternative to the very powerful Microsoft Outlook or any other overblown and expensive email app.
Gmail is perhaps the greatest web app ever developed, it is very popular (over 100 million users), has 2GB of free storage (very few will ever use this), and very, very easy to use. It is certainly powerful, but is it powerful enough? With Firefox Addons you can take your inbox even further…
All of these bookmarklets/favelets will be useful to all web designers and developers, they are the quickest method for testing, analyzing and tweaking any web page.